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11-17-2012, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Estimated_Prophet View Post
All of Izturis/Bonifacio/Davis are poor #1/#2 hitters as not one of them has a career OBP of .330. Ideally they are all #8/#9 hitters as they are all slap hitters. If any of these three are at the top of a teams order it is a red flag that you have a serious hole in your lineup.
It should also be noted that their slap tendencies are part of why they aren't actually hitting 1-2. They are good top of the order guys in that they get on (of course Davis/Bonifacio have to be platooned or this entire line of thinking doesn't work) and then they reap havoc on the basepaths.

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